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A. C. Crispin (1950–2013)

Forfatter af The Paradise Snare

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A. C. Crispin was born in Stamford, Connecticut on April 5, 1950. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Maryland in 1972. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked for the US Census Bureau. Her first novel, Yesterday's Son, was published in 1983 and was vis mere part of the Star Trek series. She wrote three other Star Trek novels: Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders, and Sarek. She wrote V, a novelization of the television miniseries, in 1984 and collaborated on two more books in the V series: East Coast Crisis with Howard Weinstein and Death Tide with Deborah Marshall. She also wrote Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy and The Starbridge Chronicles. Her most recent works include The Exiles of Boq'urain: Storms of Destiny, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom, and Time Horse. She died of cancer on September 6, 2013 at the age of 63. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af A. C. Crispin

The Paradise Snare (1997) 1,529 eksemplarer
The Hutt Gambit (1997) 1,441 eksemplarer
Oprørsgryet (1998) 1,373 eksemplarer
Yesterday's Son (1983) — Forfatter — 897 eksemplarer
Sarek (1994) 853 eksemplarer
Time for Yesterday (1988) — Forfatter — 755 eksemplarer
The Eyes of the Beholders (1990) — Forfatter — 650 eksemplarer
V (1984) — Forfatter — 492 eksemplarer
Gryphon's Eyrie (1984) 421 eksemplarer
SongSmith (1992) 321 eksemplarer
Starbridge (1989) 313 eksemplarer
Silent Dances (1990) 241 eksemplarer
V: East Coast Crisis (1984) — Forfatter — 201 eksemplarer
Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy (1997) 200 eksemplarer
Alien Resurrection (1997) 194 eksemplarer
Shadow World (1991) 186 eksemplarer
Serpent's Gift (1992) 159 eksemplarer
V [1983 Television mini series] (1983) 159 eksemplarer
Silent Songs (1994) 140 eksemplarer
Voices of Chaos (1998) 110 eksemplarer
V: Death Tide (1985) 104 eksemplarer
The Price of Freedom (2011) 98 eksemplarer
Ancestor's World (1996) 97 eksemplarer
Storms of Destiny (2005) 74 eksemplarer
Sand and Stars (2004) — Forfatter — 58 eksemplarer
Yesterday's Son [abridged] (1988) 23 eksemplarer
Sylvester (1985) 17 eksemplarer
Auftrag für Raumschiff Enterprise (1995) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Sarek [abridged] (1994) 13 eksemplarer
Star Trek - Enter the Wolves (2001) 13 eksemplarer
Time for Yesterday [abridged] (1988) 11 eksemplarer
Star Trek: Die klassische Serie (1995) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Star Trek: Portal do Templo (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Yesterday's Sun 1 eksemplar
Death Tide 1 eksemplar
Alien - O Regresso 1 eksemplar
Puente a las estrellas (1990) 1 eksemplar
Starbridge (1989) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995) — Bidragyder — 1,405 eksemplarer
Tales from Jabba's Palace (1995) — Bidragyder — 1,283 eksemplarer
Tales of the Witch World (1987) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990) — Bidragyder — 150 eksemplarer
Infinite Stars (2017) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer
Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Enterprise Logs (2000) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
The Amazing Stories (Star Trek) (2002) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume X (1994) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age (2013) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Tales of Zorro (2008) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Surviving Tomorrow: A Charity Anthology to Fight COVID-19 (2020) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer

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beskamiltar | 11 andre anmeldelser | Apr 10, 2024 |
A superb conclusion to an amazing trilogy.

This story outlines Solo’s background well, while also positioning him for his role in the original trilogy. Reluctantly heroic, Solo is repeatedly punished for doing the right thing, building up that veneer of cynicism we encounter in A New Hope. It can be hard to read at times for all the right reasons.

Additionally, the story sets up Lando, Jabba, Chewie, and Boba Fett. While also introducing some well-written original characters.

I warmly recommend the trilogy to any Star Wars fan.… (mere)
 
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Thulan | 10 andre anmeldelser | Mar 4, 2024 |
Really fun book. Introduced a number of really cool ideas... that it sadly did not explore. Ultimately enjoyable though. 3 out of 5.
 
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thanbini | 5 andre anmeldelser | Nov 15, 2023 |
Like most people who from time to time like to read a non-episode book based on a television show they enjoyed, I’ve been disappointed on more than one occasion. Books in the Star Trek universe are notorious for the sometimes poor quality of writing and/or story, and failing to be true to the characters as portrayed on the show. Eyes of the Beholders has none of these shortcomings, and is in fact, one of the best books I’ve ever read in the Star Trek: The Next Generation group of stories.

The basic story of an alien artifact and the graveyard of ships it has lured to their demise, while hardly original, is wonderfully conceived and written by A.C. Crispin. He manages to make a somewhat familiar scenario seem fresh, even mysterious. The members of the crew seem themselves, and the reader feels like they are reading a well-written episode they missed somehow. The various crew members each have enough “screen” time that the reader’s desire to spend time with them again is satisfied. The answer to the mystery of whether the artifact is a weapon, or simply technology so alien that it drives humans to near madness is intriguing, and the solution rewarding.

Because the characters were themselves, it was very enjoyable spending time with them. But there is much more here. In addition to the main story, we also have Data attempting to write a romance novel. This adds humor to the narrative as he passes it to one friend on the ship after another to get their opinion on it. Crispin perhaps does his best job, however, in painting the relationship of the Vulcan doctor, Selar, and a young Andorian orphan girl who is blind, and because of her condition, is unwanted by her own people. The final solution to their story may be predictable, but it’s also warm and tender, and adds a great deal to the specialness of this entry in the Next Generation universe.

I loved this. Anyone who reads these for enjoyment, especially for the nostalgia of spending a bit more time with characters they came to know and love over the years, and looked forward to seeing each week, can’t go wrong with this one. Very highly recommended.
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